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Fixing Fuel Poverty: Challenges and Solutions

Boardman, B. Fuel poverty The book begins by discussing the political awakening to the issue and exploring just who constitutes the fuel poor. It examines the factors that contribute to fuel poverty- low incomes, high fuel prices and poor quality housing- ...

Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2012

Aldridge, H., Kenway, P., MacInnes, T. and Parekh, A. In-work poverty The 'low-pay, no-pay' jobs market keeps millions in poverty and holds the economy back The annual Monitoring poverty report, written by the New Policy Institute, analyses tren ...

The Cost of Cold

Age UK Why we need to protect the health of older people in winter Winter brings many challenges for us as we get older – dark days mean people get out less, and ice and snow can increase the fear and risk of falling. But research shows that cold is the b ...

Family and Fuel Poverty

Guertler, P. and Royston, S., Energy Bill Revolution Vulnerable group, Fuel poverty It is now widely recognised that fuel poverty has severe effects on some of the most vulnerable people in society. However, while attention has focussed on older people in ...

An overview of 40 years of data (General Lifestyle Survey Overview- a report on the 2011 General Lifestyle Survey

Office for National Statistics (ONS) Household, Population, Employment, Income, Education The 2011 General Lifestyle Survey Overview report marks 40 years of results from a continuous household survey. The survey started in 1971 as the General Household S ...

Fuel Poverty 1991- 2012: Commemorating 21 Years of Action, Policy and Research

Walker, R., Thomson, H. and Liddell, C., University of Ulster and University of York Fuel poverty, Energy policy This commemorative booklet provides a short summary of the 17 specially commissioned papers that appeared in a Special Issue of the journal En ...

The impoverishment of the UK- PSE UK First Results: Living Standards

Gordon, D., et al, Poverty and Social Exclusion (PSE) Poverty and social exclusion One third of households in Northern Ireland are deprived according to researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, who have conducted the largest and most authoritative stu ...

Fuel Poverty: A Framework for Future Action

Department of Energy and Climate Change Household, Energy bills This document sets out a framework for future action in tackling fuel poverty in England. It provides a bridge between the independent Hills Review of fuel poverty published last year and a f ...

Fuel Poverty: How to Improve Health and Wellbeing Through Action on Affordable Warmth

Butcher, J., UK Health Forum Fuel poverty, Public health, Professionals, Wellbeing, Local authorities This guide aims to improve health and wellbeing through warm and healthy housing and reducing energy costs for vulnerable households. It aims to support ...

PHE-CRCE-010: Estimating Local Mortality Burdens associated with Particulate Air Pollution

10.14655/11971-756717 Public Health England (PHE) Air pollution The increase in mortality risk associated with long-term exposure to particulate air pollution is one of the most important, and best-characterised, effects of air pollution on health. This r ...

Prescriptions: Costs and charges in the UK and Republic of Ireland

This paper provides a brief overview of prescription costs and charges in Northern Ireland and compares this data with other jurisdictions in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Read more here. 10.14655/415-788573 NI Assembly Prescription costs, Charges, ...

Ending cold homes: Affordable warmth manifesto

End Fuel Poverty Fuel poverty, Household, Heat, Fuel bill Millions of people cannot afford to heat and power their homes. Millions are suffering ill-health, stress and anxiety from unaffordable fuel bills, reduced educational attainment and social isolati ...

Excess winter deaths and illnesses

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) CLIMATE, FUEL POVERTY, OLDER PEOPLE, WEATHER Excess winter deaths and illnesses: guideline consultation Excess winter deaths and illnesses: guideline consultation information Excess winter death ...

"You just have to get by" Coping with Low Incomes and Cold Homes

Anderson, w. and White, V., Centre for Sustainable Energy and Finney, A., University of Bristol Fuel poverty, Income poverty, Child poverty This report describes the findings of a study of the coping strategies of low-income households in GreatBritain, fu ...

The Long Cold Winter: Beating fuel poverty

Bird, J., Campbell, R. and Lawton, K., Institute for Public Policy Research and National Energy Action Tackling fuel poverty This report reviews the current policy landscape on fuel poverty and asks where policy should go next, if fuel poverty is to be ad ...

Age of Opportunity: Transforming the Lives of Older People Living in Poverty

Centre for social Justice (CSI) Poverty, Isolation, Later life, Older people, Social exclusion The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ)  launched (Thurs 30 June)  Age of Opportunity: Transforming the lives of older people living in poverty, a report on poverty ...

Measuring and Monitoring Fuel Poverty in the UK: National and Regional Perspectives

Liddell, C., Morris, C., Rae, G. and McKenzie, P. University of Ulster Fuel poverty Throughout the industrialised world, fuel poverty is the most commonly accepted term with which to describe a household’s inability to afford basic standards of heat, powe ...

Estimates of Home Insulation Levels in Great Britain: January 2012

Department of Energy & Climate Change House insulation It is estimated that at the start of January 2012: There are 26.7 million homes in Great Britain. Of these 23.3 million have lofts, 18.9 million have cavity walls with the remaining 7.8 million ha ...

Energy Use in Buildings and Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Shorrock, L. D. and Henderson, G. ENVIRONMENT, FUEL POVERTY, GREENHOUSE GAS, CARBON DIOXIDE About half of the total UK emissions of the major greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, is attributable to buildings; of this, about 60% is from dwellings. This report a ...

The Cost of affordable Warmth

Energy Action Scotland and National Energy Action The relationship between Government and energy supplier investment This report examines the relationship between Government and energy supplier investment in programmes to mitigate fuel poverty and the ext ...